Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Leadership, Professional Skills and Career Development
Training future RDNs in the chaotic environment of healthcare is a daily challenge. From maintaining financial solvency to establishing robust preceptor networks that educate and engage future dietitians, dietetic internship directors are change drivers at the grassroots level. This session showcases four programs with innovative strategies to build capacity in both the number of interns and supervised practice networks for clinical, management, business and community practice settings.Planned with the Academy Committee for Professional Development
Identify four strategies that can be used to grow/build a preceptor network within the context of a changing and chaotic healthcare environment
Evaluate supervised practice training opportunities with win-win outcomes for the intern and the host location
Assess how to position supervised practice program expansion for sustainability
Monday, Oct 8, 2012
Legal and Ethical Issues
RDs and DTRs are being confronted with numerous practice challenges in the current volatile healthcare environment and are often unknowingly placing themselves at risk for potential negligence, malpractice, and liability in the performance of an act outside of their individual and/or legal scope of practice. This session will highlight issues surrounding individual and legal scopes of practice and provide realistic strategies to engage to diminish possible liability concerns and legal action.Objectives:
- Discuss the Academy Code of Ethics and its relationship to individual and legal constructs and content of scope of practice, to include negligence and malpractice.
- Identify risks assumed by the practitioner when knowingly or unknowingly performing an act or service outside of his/her individual and/or legal scope of practice.
- Describe strategies to reduce risk of liability, especially as RDs and DTRs assume increased responsibilities and enter new areas of practice.
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